Police: Girl lied about attempted abduction

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a 12-year-old girl who said a man tried to lure her into his vehicle made up the story.

The girl told authorities she was walking home from school on M-89 between North 32nd and North 34th streets in Richland Township Wednesday when she was approached by the man. She said he tried to convince her to get into his vehicle, but she ran off.

Village of Richland Police Chief Jeff Mattioli confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 that the girl told investigators she made up the story.

The case will be sent to the prosecutor’s office, Mattioli confirmed.

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